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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Jealousy
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: February 14, 1925
Date of birth: December 23, 1896
Victim profile: Jennie Medak, 16
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: White Pine County, Nevada, USA
Status: Executed by asphyxiation-gas in Nevada on May 21, 1926

Stanko Jukich was executed at the Nevada State Prison on May 21, 1926 for the crime of murder.

Jukich was born in Yugoslavia on December 23, 1896 and was employed as a miner in Ruth, White Pine County, Nevada.

Jukich was convicted of killing Jennie Medak on February 14, 1925. Her mother ran a boarding house where Jukich lived, Medak had spurned the affections of Jukich and had become engaged to a man in Washington.



Jennie Medak, age 16 years old. Shot and murdered in her parents home in Ruth, NV 14 Feb 1925 by Stanko Jukich, a 29-year old Yugoslavian miner. She had been betrothed at an early age to Jukich but she wanted to marry another. Jukich killed her in a fit of rage because she spurned him. Jukich was executed in the Nevada State Prison gas chamber at Carson City 21 May 1926.



The victim

Jennie Medak, age 16 years old.



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